FG has approved the payment of N75,000 stipend to Varsity Undergraduates and N50,000 for NCE Students.
Newsonline reports that President Muhammadu Buhari led Nigerian Federal Government has announced the approval of the sum of N75,000 as a stipend per semester for students undergoing degree programmes in Education in public universities across Nigeria.
This online news platform understands that the federal government also approved N50,000 as a stipend per semester for the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) students.
The approval of the stipends was made known by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu, at the World Teachers’ Day celebration held at Eagle Square, Abuja on Tuesday.
The minister, whose speech was read by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono, said his ministry would collaborate with the states’ government to ensure automatic employment for the students on graduation.
He said,“Undergraduate students of B.Ed / B.A. Ed/ BSc. Ed in Public institutions are to receive stipends of N75,000.00 per semester while NCE students will get N50,000.00 as stipends per semester.
“Federal Government should find the modality through which respective states’ governments could provide automatic employment for NCE graduates at Basic Education level,” Adamu stated.